Maggie White, Professor of Health and Physical Education, Eureka Campus
What do you love most about teaching at CR?
College of the Redwoods has been a dream job for me. I feel fortunate to have a job that I look forward to everyday. I enjoy teaching at a community college because of the variety of students of different ages and backgrounds. It is rewarding to watch a student grow over the course of a semester and change their health habits based on the information they are getting in my class.
What do you love most about your discipline?
I love to stress the importance of fitness/nutrition to this population. The best way to prevent childhood obesity is with the power of education. I feel like it is my duty to pass along the information to our students and hopefully, more people will have the skills to lower the preventable health issues in the area. As for coaching softball, I love athletics and the best time in my life was my college years as an athlete. Being a coach allows me to have a piece of that time in my life every day.
Maggie (Vallee) White teaches Health Education, Weight Training, Running and Walking, Fast Pitch Softball and Volleyball. In high school, she excelled in volleyball, basketball and softball. Maggie attended Humboldt State University and played four years of intercollegiate softball for the Lumberjacks. After graduation, she received her single subject teaching credential in Physical Education and her Master of Science Degree in Kinesiology. In 1997, Maggie received a position as the Head Softball Coach and started the Softball program at CR from scratch. Since then, College of the Redwoods Softball has won 4 conference championships, and in 2006, CR softball competed in the State Finals (Final 8). Coach White is a Humboldt County native from Arcata, CA.? Her hobbies are traveling, listening to music, running, being a social butterfly, and hanging out with her husband and three children.